How did you feel when you bought your first porcelin doll? What were your wishes and doubts? Did they come true?
I haven't been able to 'buy' my first yet, I have made my first but I think thats very different then buying one. There is however a girl that holds my heart, she's so pretty but I'm not sure if I'll be able to save up fast enough for her and if I can allow myself to make such a commitment at the time. But thinking about it makes me curious at your experiences
Post by Snegurochka on Oct 9, 2014 13:12:14 GMT -8
I was really excited! A little nervous, though, because I've found in the past that a lot of dolls do not really look as good in real life as they do in pictures, and there was no way to see the dolls in person without buying one! But I got lucky - my first (Kisa), was even prettier in person than her pictures. So I was very happy, my wishes did come true ^-^
I felt so excited! It seemed to take forever for her to be completed (it wasn't really, lol). And I was worried about if she would come out all right since she was a custom and had some options the artist was new to (pink body blushing, eyelashes).
And when she arrived...it was like a miracle. She was and is so perfect. I had tears in my eyes. I love my Alisha so much!
I was petrified!!!! I had always customised dolls for other people, and had never bought a doll for myself, let alone one that cost hundreds of pounds!! I wasn't disappointed though. My doll too was much prettier in the 'flesh' so to speak, and I was thrilled with her.
Well, my first doll was pretty expensive, too. So yes, it did take me some time until I had saved up enough money to be able to get her.
However, I knew very well what to expect and what I would be getting quality wise. I had met Sabine Vogel personally back in 2009 on a doll fair and was able to see (and even touch and pose) some of the dolls she had for sale there. I loved everything about them, but it took me some more years until I finally had saved up enough to afford them. Of course, the dolls I admired back then at the fair had sold in the meantime, but Sabine kindly offered me to create a doll based on one of her molds - which was very awesome I think.
Other than that I think I liked my doll even more the moment I first saw her. She was prettier than I expected.
The only negative thing about my porcelain doll I noticed, is that I really do not like to play much with her. She's the only one of my dolls who is always on display (yay for a doll that knows no yellowing problems - resin doll owners know what I am referring to ) and always in sight, but I am a little bit reluctant to pick her up and to do much with her. I'm always scared that I might accidentally damage her… and I just don't want to risk that.
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2014 10:34:25 GMT -8 by sharkyra
Incredibly, incredibly guilty, since I spent far more money than I could afford or should have spent on one doll. However, those feelings eventually subsided enough that I could enjoy the subsequent dolls. Yay!
Ah yes, I felt a lot of guilt to thinking about buying her on layaway, so I didn't buy her and now she's gone >.< Now I know though that I want to steer my doll collection away from resins and to the more ooak dolls, so I'm going to save up for in time for the next I fall in love with
My first I adored right away, she was so tiny compared to the resins , but the detail was astounding, and she felt to different, porcelain is so cool to the touch and solid. More "real". The noise of the springs also freaked me out too. I think that having a pool of money ready is the way to go, cause when you find one you love- they go super fast.